|Publication number||US2027619 A|
|Publication date||Jan 14, 1936|
|Filing date||Apr 27, 1935|
|Priority date||Apr 27, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2027619 A, US 2027619A, US-A-2027619, US2027619 A, US2027619A|
|Inventors||Rutherford Charles E|
|Original Assignee||Wiremold Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (31), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. 14, 1936. c. E. RUTHERFORD 2,027,619
CONDUIT FOR ELECTRIC WIRING Filed April 27, 1935 /3 /2 -17 '/a f 1 4 /g INVENTOR CHARLES E.RUTHERFO R0 BY M, y W W ATTORNEYS I Patented Jan. 14, 1936 CONDUIT FOR ELECTRIC wmma Charles E. Rutherford, West Hartford, com, assignor to The Wiremold Company, Hartford, Conn., a corporation or Connecticut Application April 27 1935, Serial No. 18,555
My invention relates to conduits for electric wiring. Its object is to provide a conduit which can be used as an overfloor raceway, which is cheap, simple, strong, easy to installand safe, and which, when installed on the floor of a room, does not project in such a way as to present an obstacle to a person walking over the floor, particularly an obstacle over which a person will be likely to trip -or stumble.
10 i In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 is a view, partly in elevation section on the line |-l of Fig. 2, of my conduit installed Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section on the same scale 15 on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
It, in Fig. 1, is a floor; II is the base member of the raceway, which is formed of metal in the shape of a channel capable of receiving electric wires, and is provided at intervals with countersunk holes I2 for screws l3 by which it is fastened to the floor. The lateral vertical side portions.
ll, of the channel are bent to form projections or beads l5. 7
I6 is the cover member, also of metal, which 5 is made in the form of ramp or threshold, and which at its edges 20 comes substantially in con tact with the floor so that when it is installed on the floor it will not present an obstacle over which a person will trip or stumble. I
3o I'he vertical projecting side portions M of the channel member I I are of such length that when the cover member I6 is put in place the lower side of that cover member rests upon and is supported at two points by the side portions l4 where- 35- by additional strength, rigidity and resistance to deformation are afforded.
In the installation of my conduit the necessary number of lengths of the channel member H are laid end to end upon the floor and fastened to it 40 by the screws IS; a joint between two such sections as shown at 11, Fig. 2. Subsequently lengths of the cover member l6 are installed in such a way as to break joints with the channel member, a joint of the cover member being shown at l8,
Fig. 2. The cover member I6 is applied by simply 5 pressing it down upon the already installed channel member H, so that the internally projecting portions IQ of the cover member snap over and are held in place by the beads IS on the channel member, the metal of one or both members being in thin enough to provide sufficient temporary yield or spring for that purpose.
Whilethe device may be made of the size shown in the drawing, for most uses it can be made smaller;
s I claim:
' In a conduit for electric wiring suitable i'or installation as a floor raceway, a channel member adapted to be fastened to the floor and having .upwardly extending flanges, said channel member being adapted to receive electric wires, a cover member of substantially greater width than said channel member for closing said channel and adapted "to extend into substantial contact with the floor at its outer edges, said cover member 5' being so shaped as not to present an obstacle to a person walking over the floor and having flanges extending inwardly from the outer edges thereof the two members together constituting an enclosure for electric wires, projections on the upwardly extending flanges of said channel member cooperating with the inwardly extending flanges on the cover member to hold the cover member in place after it is snapped ontothe channel member; the said upwardly extending flanges of said channel member tending to support the upper portion of the cover member whereby additional strength and rigidity are secured.
CHARLES E. RUTHERFORD.
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